Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mr. Squiggle

The latest topic for that other blog thingy

Garth picked the topic and provided the scribble, the rest was up to us!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sketches, Studies

The first pic are some pencil sketches, done while lazing about at the pool on holiday - fun fun! The pic below it is a mashup of a few things: B&W photo study, digital plein air painting while on the train to Denmark a few months back, and a few pics that 'never made it'.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Dyatlov Pass

The second subject on the new blog is 'Dyatlov Pass', picked by Brendan. Its a really fascinating story, and I have no idea why I hadn't heard of it earlier to be honest... You can bet anything that Hollywood will have a movie version sometime soon though, it sounds like the perfect sort of material for it. Have a read of the story below:

This is as far as I got with the subject, there is definitely more I wanted to add, but that'll have to wait a week. I'll also post WIP's when I get back, too.

In the meantime, bring onnnnnnnnnnnnnnn Greece! wooohoooooo

Friday, August 24, 2012

Characters with character

Loosening up and trying to bring more personality into my characters. First page are some more concentrated attempts from ref, the second page are 30 second sketches from ref.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Deja vu

I like blogs a lot... So much so, I started another one! Hopefully we can keep this one going for a while - we've been here before, remember? First topic: 'Yellow Jacket'.

Saturday, August 4, 2012


Looking through the some inspiration folders today of some of my favourite artists, I think I re-realized how important good, loose linework is in this business. My linework has never been all that great - another thing Im really going to try fix.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Face alert

 I did some sketching (pencil & paper!) today at the park, then decided to add some digi-colour love afterwards. Really enjoyed this..

Here's a couple of facts you didnt want/need to know:
- The old man in the middle was an old guy at the park, who was getting angry cause his neighbour was bbq'ing, and the smoke was going up and into the old man's apartment. 'Grumpy Old Pants' I call him.
- I really like drawing ears - anatomically correct or not.
- 'Rat Man' at the bottom of the page was not cool enough for colour.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Composition thumbs

I didn't post yesterday - I blame work.

Composition! Added to the list of 'things to be better at in the future'.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Mountain top

Todays experiment: Trying to get more confident with solid values

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Playing around with presentation.. I'd really like to try something other than realistic-render-town, which I do more than enough of with work (those bricks dont look real! Render! RENDERRR!).

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I definitely need to do more characters.. this took much longer than it looks. Refreshing though!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mid-year resolution?

One sketch. Every day. For one week.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Walks on the beach

Working with colour and also trying to get more paint-brushy. Eh!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Industrial Playground

I really wanted to put some characters in this pic, then I realized how much I hate drawing people (I'll have to do something about that I think..), so I figured I'd just post both pics. Plus it makes it look like I've done more - yay!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

City eh!

Trying to get better with my colours.. hmmm. Perspective is way off and theres tons of stuff I want to fix, but I'll do that later (prob never!)

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Paper Fox!

A buddy of mine, Jeremy Kool, has started his very own interactive storybook project called 'The Paper Fox', and I'm stoked to say I've had the opportunity to help him out on such a creative idea. Here are some quick compositional thumbs I've done for the project.. more to come!

Check out the project and get behind it! The Paper Fox